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welker, thank you, on the trail. >>> and now, in boston, after a sad night there, the question what went wrong in the romney campaign. peter alexander covering, there for us tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you here in boston, this is apparently the intersection of politics and the nor'easter, in the words of one top aide to the romney campaign tonight. the mood in the campaign is a lot like this weather, dreary, at the end of a six-year long quest for the white house. tonight, mitt romney is left asking himself what might have been. dressed in a business suit and surrounded by family and friends, and for a final few hours, a secret service team, mitt romney this morning left his boston hotel, quickly returning to life as a private citizen. on this november 7th, the day governor romney promised voters he would get to work, the only campaign work left to do, packing up, and tearing down. just before 9:00 this morning, almost 90 minutes after most networks had called the race, mr. romney took the stage alone. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left eve
, sugieren que mitt romney perdiÓ el voto de jÓvenes, mujeres y minorÍas etnicas, en boston el candidato republicano pagÓ caro el usar retÓrica antiinmigrante. >>> mitt romney aceptÓ en esta madrugada, la voluntad de la mayorÍa del votante del pais, incluyendo latinos que sellaron su suerte. >>> hubiera querido cumplir con sus aspiraciones para llevar al paÍs en una direcciÓn diferente, pero la naciÓn escogio a otro lÍder, me postule al cargo porque estoy preocupado por estados unidos, dijo el multimillonario, con su esposa, hijos y compaÑero de boleta paul ryan que seguirÁ en el congreso. ayer el votante hispano no olvidÓ la retorica de mitt romney en el tema migratorio, abogÓ por la autodeportacion, y dijo que vetarÍa el dream act, y lo pagÓ caro, dijeron asesores de la campaÑa. >>> el partido republicano tiene que enteder la importancia del voto hispano, claramente le dio la victoria a barack obama. y en estados como nevada, colorado, virginia y aÚn florida. >>> agregÓ que el partido o adopta posiciones mÁs afines a latinos. >>> o vamos iu a seguir perdiendo elecci
? this is big news. >>> and these drivers in suburban boston were clearly not prepared for the first nor'easter of the season. there were crashed cars practically on every block in some of the neighborhoods around worcester. the snow will change to freezing rain and then just rain by afternoon. >> i had an intern for a summer, from boston. worcester. >>> now, for a look at other morning road conditions. it will be wet on the roads around seattle and portland. drivers face blizzard conditions in northern montana. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in new york and boston, close to worcester. >> there you go. >>> dramatic surveillance video has just been released of the bizarre incident at a utah airport this summer. >> a skywest pilot, accused of murder, trying to use a stolen jet as his getaway vehicle. brian hedwin was wanted in connection of killing his girlfriend. he hops into a jet, slams into a building. he crashes through fences. knocks down light poles. and damages more than a dozen cars. he committed suicide before chris could reach the plane. >>> the psychotic s
're changing the culture and last night you could see it. in boston, bradley beale 19. they lost in overtime but they were back out on the practice field working hard knowing that they are close, just young and learning how to win. >> on the stretch wheree are -- [inaudible] we beat ourselves. we ended up losing the game ourselves. >> almost time to take off the diapers. elie got a huge game out of kobe bryant. he scored 29 points. the jazz band him around and beat him up. utah beat the lakers. the west coast dream team, the lakers now 1-4. early in the season. the terrapins left for new york with they will play the wild cats tomorrow night in brooklyn. as they had into the berkeley's center all they talk about them as well. and he was the rookie of the year. >> it is good for that kid and really good for maryland. he will make maryland now legitimately one of those teams because they were good enough, they needed that one guy and he is that one guy. he is that good. >> d.c. united arrived at the stadium where they will play the second leg of the eastern conference semifinals. last night's
and is live in boston now. we are already seeing some monday morning quarterbacking. what a shock. >> sure. when a party loses, this is what happens. it happened back in 2008 when john mccain lost. the republic party looked close at itself and now it's doing the same thing in the wake of mitt romney's defeat. it doesn't take much to understand why look at the numbers in key constituencies where republicans were facing uphill climb mr. romney did not do particularly well he got blown out with latino voters. mr. obama beating mr. romney with latino voters. women's vote. disadvantage for the g.o.p. continues. there you see again mr. obama with a commanding advantage over mr. romney. and lastly the youth vote. mitt romney's campaign didn't spend a lot of time courting these constituencies tried on occasions but it wasn't the overall focus of how they did it as opposed to the president's campaign which microtargetted. county by county, neighborhood by neighborhood. street by street and picked up these votes. and as a consequence. in the last time back four years ago republic party moved with th
finishes in the nba. in overtime in boston, the celtics kevin garnett grabs the rebound to start the fast break as brandon bass makes the lay-up in a 100-94 win over the wizards. >>> and with just over a minute left to play in atlanta, the hawks' jeff teague hit a three-point shot to take the lead and edge indiana 89-86. >>> well, just ahead, stephen colbert's agony of defeat. >>> and who's your favorite fictional president? >>> plus, we'll tell you why this peewee football player has become such a huge internet sensation. you're watching "early today." >>> well, during the day today, a huge winter storm is going to develop over the northern rockies, spilling all through montana, even into north dakota. we're going to see easily 6 to 12 inches over a large swath of the country. a lot of unpopulated areas. but if you're traveling through those regions on the highways, it won't be fun and probably not recommended. a little bit of snow in the cascades, southern portions of oregon and northern california. that's really about it as far as the snowfall forecast is going to go. as far as the pre
. >>> to sports where drat dra mat tick finishes. in over time in boston, kevin garnett grabs the rebound to start the fast break. brandon bass make it is layup in a 100-94 win over the wizards. with just over a minute left to play in atlanta, the hawks' jeff teague hits a three-point shot to take the lead and edge indiana 89-86. in salt lake city playing like a girl has one peewee football player turning into an internet sensation. he's my hero. only her first year playing little league football. 9-year-old samantha gordon is looking like a natural. when the youngster turns on her jets, the boys can't keep up with her. she's scored 35 touchdowns, run close to 1200 yards. pretty impressive stats for the kid that keeps the other team chasing her ponytail. you go, girl. for another look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would love how you would be eating my dust if i would be -- >> i would not want to tackle you. we could try. it may be entertaining, if you want to join me up here. we'll avoid that for today. >> we'll stick with thumb wars. >>> good morning everyone. the no
is live in massachusetts, south of boston with a look at the conditions there. maria, good morning. >> well, good morning. you can see for yourself the conditions are pretty awful. the winds are anywhere from 40 to 50 miles per hour, at times gusting higher than that. you can see what it's doing to the water. then we have the overwatch along with that push of water. so we've seen a number of coastal flooding report places like nantucket having six inches of water over some spots. just over the last few hours, a buoy off of buzzard's bay, the winds gusted to 67 miles per hour. wind advisories posted all along the new england coast. they'll drop away this afternoon. that is some good news as the winds will start to ease, as the storm pulls away later tonight. still you see that potential for 30 to 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts. no doubt this will lead to some big head aches at boston logan. commuters either greeted with some flooding on the roadways or perhaps in places like worcester, mass, just to our north and west, looking at several inches of snowfall and that could continue the n
its way off the coast of new england. right now north and east of boston. snowfall amounts up there, they had record snowfall. in fact, the snowiest november on record for central parts. look at the amounts. central park 4.7 inches of snow. bridgeport, connecticut, 5.4 inches of snowfall, after a hurricane, of course. as far as our temperatures go today, we're in the 50s. indeed chilly. we're going to be taking a bit of a breather from not just the chill that we've had out there over the last couple of days, almost two weeks now. but also, from this active pattern that we've been in. for your evening, 5:00, 7:00, under a clear sky. it's going to be chilly. we'll head down to 44 degrees by 9:00. 11:00 p.m., 42 degrees. sun sets today at 5:00. a dry, cold night. we've got a quiet day coming up tomorrow. and a warm break will be coming our way. wait until you see how high the temperatures are going to go, not just for the weekend, but also through the early part of next week. i'll have more in just a few minutes. >>> the army private charged with leaking government secrets to wikileaks
campaign in boston on tuesday night. joining us on our news line. hi ginger, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> bill: it was not a happy night there. the word got around pretty close that things were not going romney's way didn't it? >> it was pretty clear early points in the night that he wasn't going to win but there was sort of a group that held out hope in boston. but the crowd started to dwindle, the enthusiasm was gone really early. >> bill: what were some of the signs like virginia didn't immediately go or north carolina didn't immediately or florida or ohio? is that what people were looking for? >> yeah, you were looking for wins in any of those states. and even north carolina which sort of everyone had conceded at that point. they knew that -- the obama camp had conceded. they knew that romney was going to win north carolina. i think they called new hampshire before north carolina which was not a good sign for people hoping for a romney victory. >> bill: what were they saying now the ne
if it's needed. i know the republican governor there is pressuring, there's pressure on boston, if it qualifies for a recount they would like the romney folks not ask for one. >> well, that's some real reporting. thank you very much, chuck todd, as always. joining me now, chris cillizza, msnbc political analyst. chris cillizza, what about the fiscal cliff and negotiations? what do you think the president is doing and planning and how engaged personally will he be in trying to avoid what obviously is a messy way to start a second term? >> well i think that chuck is right, there are still -- they are making sure that everyone on their team is kind of decided where they want to go. my guess would be, andrea, he's actually pretty engaged only because he's learned the lessons of his first term particularly on health care where it was sort of a well let's let congress work its will and we'll step in and get a bill together and get something done. obviously that process took a lot longer than the white house would have liked. it was significantly more contentious than the white house
's david muir covered that campaign and is in boston right now. david? >> reporter: hey there, diane. you showed that image of the 2k3w06 governor today in that hotel room. we know he spent more time with his family. they've gathered here, five sons, 16 of the 18 grandchildren. and this family has been a huge part of the campaign. one of the sons, a key adviser, the others campaigning for him, and, of course, ann romney, who has said this would be the last campaign. mitt romney and his campaign convinced they had a shot until the very end. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: last night, a portrait of his dedicated family, one last time before exiting the stage. romney had been running for president for six years, two campaigns -- >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> reporter: hoping to fulfill and unfinished dream of his father. ♪ he's going to win >> reporter: george romney, the one-time governor of michigan, running for president himself. a devout mormon, romney's discipline brought
, really messy around boston but during the day the low will begin to lift out to the north and east and everything will begin to clear from the west to the east. so hopefully all the travel problems that are ensuing those will get better and the planes should be able to land and take off once again with more regularity once we get further into the day. i'm david bernard. >>> president obama is back at the white house this morning following his re-election victory on tuesday night. he does not have much time to rest. the pressure is on to forge an agreement with republicans. to avoid a series of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that could send the economy back into recession. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening, in his words more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of a second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we got more work to
by visiting his campaign headquarters in boston yesterday. he thanked staffers and said he knows they gave it their best shot. campaign members say romney and his wife ann were very gracious in defeat, and there was no sense of finger-pointing over the loss. a longtime friend said romney felt badly that his message about turning america around and solving the nations economic issues hadnt resonated with a broader audience. with the election behind him president is now focusing on brokering a deficit-reduction deal to avert a looming fiscal crisis. lawmakers from both parties have promised to work together to find a compromise before the end of the year. however. they still sharply disagree over the key issue of whether top tax rates should be raised to help resolve the crisis. republicans said higher rates would damage the economy while democrats said it was the only equitable way to tackle the debt. chicago will hold its first government-wide job fair where people will be able to apply for hundreds of available positions. mayor emanuel says the event will bring together several chicago ag
of the snow flurries right there. it's all notifying the east. it's still nasty around the cape and in boston getting strong winds this morning. look at these snow totals. greenwich, connecticut, six inches. 4 1/2 inches in central park. newark six inches of snow. parts of new jersey, two communities freehold and manchester around a foot of snow has occurred. really incredible considering the time of year. so far today our highest wind gusts in new york city is 36. notice we still have gusts at martha's vineyard at 60 miles per hour. that's where the worst weather is. overall it gradually will move out by tonight and tomorrow morning. >> is there any good weather news? >> you know for once i would like to talk to you and not have something twirling behind me. there is good news. more the weekend much warmer, temperatures might be above-normal and you'll see something we see a lot here, sunshine. >> the nor'easter turned airline schedules upside down again across the united states. mark strassman made it to laguardia airport. good morning. >> reporter: i pulled in here yesterday afternoon ahea
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news that romney was, quote, shell-shocked when he realized he lost. "the boston globe" said the campaign had planned a big fireworks show to celebrate the victo victory. for a few moments, it was actually online and really to go. and it includes plans for the inauguration. and it says he's working on a smooth transfer of power. but now mid romney is a private citiz citizen. he doesn't have secret service protection. the campaign aides say the credit cards have been cut off and supporters say he's likely to move to his home in california. i think he just fades, says one top donor. i think we have seen for the most part the last of mitt romney. but for the party he's leaving behind, the debate is just beginning. does the gop adapt, or does it fade into relevance? is this the party of lincoln or the party of rush limbaugh. joining me is megan mccain, columnist for "the daily beast and msnbc contributor. on election night she tweeted, quote, my party has to evolve or it's gooding to die. hogan go aheadly, he's worked for both rick santorum and mike huckabee. thank you both for j
in philadelphia gusting to 25. providence and boston, of course, because you're further north and east you hang on to these winds longer. here's the wind gust forecast. see the time stamp to friday afternoon. still in portland, maine, boston, still between 35 and 40 miles per hour. finally, though, the storm is exiting. again, only improving friday and see it off the coast and again, brooke, by tomorrow afternoon, certainly everyone seeing sunny skies. the winds will abate. >> what about flights, though? from what i saw 1,500 flights canceled in the northeast. is that back on track? >> 600 flights were canceled today. 1,600 flights canceled yesterday but the 1,600 flights canceled today, there are flights up there and we are seeing delays right now in boston and newark. those are the two places but also with lines like long island railroad, metro north. metro north is slowing the trains because of the ice on the tracks so they're slower. and long island railroad is up and running, suspended last night. delays today about 20 minutes. >> okay. we'll talk next hour. thank you very much. >>> also t
challenged and eluded us. >> as for mitt romney, in a twisted this picture of him in his boston hotel room this morning surrounded by family members, and a gallon of chocolate milk. after a gracious concession speech mitt romney's political future remains uncertain. his running mate, paul ryan returns to his old job in congress. >> with this level of the president did a very, very effective campaign. second i think the country was looking at a different set of things and we were looking at. >> we are going to hear a lot about what it is not the republicans that are celebrating into michael yaki will be here to analyze the results. >>pam: new tonight an attempted kidnapping of a 42 year-old girl in broad daylight in east oakland this happened on tuesday as the child was walking to her neighborhood on the international boulevard near 103rd. they tried to grab her from behind around 4:30 >> they tried to draw occurred toward the vehicle they believe that she was going to be put inside of that car. she was able to break free from this stranger. she told her parents what happened and the first
soul searching about the future of the party. as romney said good-bye to campaign staff at his boston headquarters yesterday, republican recriminations were already in full swing. one member of the campaign's finance committee told "the washington post," "everybody feels like they were a bunch of well meaning folks who were to use a phrase that governor romney coined to describe his opponent -- way in over their heads." plenty more republicans were more than willing to go on the record. >> the romney campaign did nothing -- zero -- nothing -- in the last few days to jump-start the governor. >> after that first debate, i don't know where that mitt romney went. i mean in the summertime, he was raising a lot of money and he was on lake winnipesaukee, he was having fun on the jet ski. >> when conservative commentator ann coulter defended romney, ingraham incredulously disagreed. >> if mitt romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. we have more takers than makers and it is over. >> i'm sorry, this is going to sound cruel, but some of the times i didn't fee
flurries right there. it's all moving to the east. it's still nasty around the cape and also boston, getting strong winds this morning. look at these snow totals. greenwich, connecticut, 6". over 4.5" at central park. jfk. parts of new jersey freehold and manchester around a foot of snow has occurred with this storm. really incredible considering the time of year. so far today highest wind gusts in new york city is 36. we still have gusts out at martha's vineyard over 60 miles per hour. that's where it looks like the worst weather is at this time. overall it's gradually going to be moving out by tomorrow morning. >> is there any good weather news? >> for once i would like to talk to you charlie, without something swirling behind me there. there is good news. for the weekend it's going to be much warmer. temperatures might even be a bit above normal. and see something we see a lot here, sunshine. >>> mark strassmann made it to new york's laguardia airport. good morning. >> lots of canceled flights and with good reason. i flew in ahead of the storm. right through the w
, as well. but moving along, this is from wcvb, affiliate in the boston area. the winds are gusting up to near hurricane intensity. we'll look at gusty winds along the northern new england coast for this afternoon. >> all right, karen. thank you. those pictures look just like my neighborhood. >>> the brutal nor'easter, no way to put it, it's rubbing salt deep into the wounds of so many people. especially people in seaside heights. remember seaside heights, the jersey shore town so pounded by super storm sandy just nine days ago. these were the images we showed you a day after. it damaged or demolished the homes, the cars. streets, where there aren't streets before. rivers where there aren't rivers before. nothing was despaired. that ferris wheel and the roller coaster decimated. damaged or destroyed. mayor bill acres talked to us about his town's heartache and emotional and physical pain literally hours after that storm hit passed over his town. have a listen. >> my job is managing, their job -- they're physically out there. we're riding around at 2:00 in the morning and we're pulling
romney's campaign apparently was planning an election niegts fireworks show over boston harbor as part of a victory celebration. the boston globe reports the romney campaign contracted with the same firm that handles boston's fourth of july fireworks and obtained a permit. but of course they ended up with nothing to celebrate. >>> a dramatic moment in a tucson courtroom today. the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, stares down the man who tried to kill her. we have new details from her would-be asass sin's sentencing hearing today. but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. >>> impo
, boston almost 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts, 38-mile-an-hour wind gusts in newark. and the snowfall amounts, four inches in stony brook, flushing, seven inches. new york stained newark both setting records, north haven, connecticut, 12 inches of snow. and berkeley heights, new jersey, getting seven and a half inches of snow now. look at the live radar, you can see is making its way up the coast, still snow being dealt with throughout parts of new england. we're looking at wet weather up the coast of new england as well and we have got a lot of wind to deal with, talking about the wind. we are talking about wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour out on the cape. we expect to see wind advisories along the coastline of new england and nantucket, looking at high wind warnings and with wind gusts from washington, d.c. up to boston, anywhere from 15 to 30 miles per hour, probably be some airport delays as well. the good news is, it's just about over. that's the latest. we have got your local forecast coming up in just a little bit. now, let's go back inside to matt. >> all right, al, thank you very m
net ta is expected to -- palmetta is expected to return to wis home as well. >>> romney went to boston in tuesday and he told reporters on the plane that win or lose, he wanted to spend time with his family after months out on the road. romney advisers won't speculate what they will do next. but they say the 65-year-old governor probably won't disappear. >> this man was been arrested for breaking into nancy pelosi's home. he was also trying to break into someone else's home. investigators don't believe those break-s ins were politically motivated. >>> the nor -- in the northeast, it's causing problems here as well. how it is affecting flights in and out of snowe this moving. this-- affecting flights in and out of sfo this morning. kzo >>> good thursday morning. off to a -- off to a dry start. looking out to the east bay, we can see some clouds, some breaks in the clouds. we'll be tracking some rain showers and maybe some snow. >>> 8:14. a new storm puts the recovery from superstorm sandy on hole. a nor easter has left a blanket of snow and the weight of the snow snapped trees over powe
and a columnist with "the boston herald", and julie roginsky, former political adviser to frank lautenberg and a fox news contributor. so the washington times comes out with an editorial that says he has no mandate. they say that he is, pointed out that he's the first president since george washington to be reelected with fewer popular votes than he was in the first term and say he's got no mandate. michael, true? >> uh, it's hard to see the mandate of a campaign that seemed to be focused almost entirely on whether or not the republicans were going to break into your home and steal your feminine hygiene products. so i can't really say he ran on this plan to do x, he's going to get it. but i don't think that means he's a lame duck. he has the power of the presidency, it's a very powerful tool. he's got the media, obviously, very cooperative. so let's just say he's a limping duck might be a better answer. megyn: is -- julie, your thoughts. because the point of the editorial is they say he was limping along already and that generally in the second terms presidents don't, you know, their power
-choice governor of massachusetts. since then you make more u-turns in a boston cab driver to train ticket to the place where he was. when you look at the results of this election and as they say come you can try a direct connection to the policies, president obama has led them to voting support is in the face of this. the republicans decide that they need to do and do it even more conservative again to try to persuade them otherwise. it wouldn't be wise. >> on the religion question, i agree with blaise and ann, but if you look at the polling is that they be less to vote for a candidate because they were mormon, majority of those people thought barack obama is a muslim born in kenya. so the demographic was in the air to make a negative, but it is true that democrats did not make it an issue and that's a good thing. >> some of the positions romney took during the primaries specifically with regard to immigration reform. i think was newt gingrich has said romney was most conservative on that issue and in the country where that's the fastest growing bloc of voters. it's really not a good poli
since then, they make more u-turns than a boston cab driver trying to get to the place where he was. when you look at the results of this election come you can try connect connection between policies president obama has led on a devoted support he got. if in the face republicans decide what they need to do is go back and do it even more conservative again, far be it for me to persuade them otherwise. we got another election in four years. i can levitate, but it wouldn't be wise. >> on the religion question i agree was blaise entry into. if you look at the polling of people less likely to vote for a candidate because they were more men, the majority of his people thought barack obama is a muslim who was born in canada country in kenya. it wasn't there to make it a negative, but it is true democrats did not make it an issue. >> some of the positions from me to turn the primaries really hurt specifically with regard to immigration reform. it is newt gingrich is that romney was the most conservative on that issue in any country where it is the fastest-growing bloc of voters, that's real
with of the boston does is something like he said. -- but the filibuster does is something like you said. a call the pathway to -- host: the pathway to 60 includes an independent from the state of maine who has not said what party he will caucus with. guest: i think it is a good bet he will sit with the democrats. one of our reporters spoke to harry reid, and he called angus who i do not think will stay for awhile. the republicans went after anxious -- angus king and the democrats did not endorse. they attack the republicans, but they did not endorse. i think basically harry reid is confident he will be sitting on their side of the aisle. host: mike, new york, democratic caller. caller: i wanted to focus in on three things i believe the democrats as well as the republicans should do that would move lower country forward. let's start with the republicans -- our country forward. let's start with the republicans. i was there with the perspective of not being mean-spirited. we know it is not going to happen 100%. the republicans think they have good ideas in terms of balancing the budget. if they we
on the appeals court in boston. he is from portland and have been backed by both republican senators. he was part of what they call -- sermons -- thurmond rule. >> thurmond leahy rule. >> and biscayne, from maine -- king, claiming the party alignment is up for grabs. his initial request is he would align with whatever party agreed to push for essentially doing away with the current filibuster rules. harry reid made clear he is not willing to go that far. i know still think angus king will align with a democrat. he endorsed obama. >> and he said yesterday he had conversations with him in the past 24 hours. >> and a phone call with bob corker. the point being that this is the kind of thing that i think a lot of freshmen -- king most vocal among them, they will come to the senate and say let us not spend our first months of this silliness of gratuitous filibuster and blocking a holding everything. let's clear out the underbrush. like you are speaking about, who none of us ever heard of. these are assistant secretary is -- assistant secretaries that one or two senators even carry about. then i think
will see airport delays stretching all the way from boston down into washington, d.c. today. so we are not quite done with this, but it's just about over. that's the good news. we have to wait and see what else is coming. guys, back to you. >> all right, al. thank you very much. of course, not everyone is as fortunate as that woman we saw who got her power back in the middle of that interview. tens of thousands of homeowners are still in the dark ten days after sandy. nbc's erica hill is in ocean side, new york. on long island, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. driving around here, you have to be so careful of the power lines, which as you can see are weighted down now even lower under all of this snow. as of midnight, an additional 20,000 here on long island are without power. and the local power company says they will get to them. but they're in line behind all of the people they still need to bring power back to who lost it after sandy. that small solitude for people like the davises behind me who have been without power for more than a week. streets are
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